The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades nine through twelve. Our 220-acre campus borders the village green of Washington, a small, historic town in the foothills of the Berkshires in western Connecticut. By car, The Gunnery is about an hour from New Haven and Hartford, 2 hours from New York, and 3 hours from Boston.
The Gunnery, named for its abolitionist founder, Frederick William Gunn, has provided a rigorous, character-centered education to young men and women for over 150 years. The values of citizenship and social responsibility are reinforced in a small, cohesive community which cultivates maturity, dedication and lifelong accomplishment.
Enrollment: 295 students from 18 states and 19 countries in grades 9 - 12/PG
Boys: 181 (61%)
Girls: 114 (39%)
Boarding: 205 (70%)
Day: 90 (30%)
Legacies: 39 (13%); 67 (23%) are siblings of Gunnery students or graduates
International: Our international students come from 19 countries: Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.
Head of School: Peter W.E. Becker, BA Religious Studies, University of Virginia; MA History, Yale University, appointed 2012.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Average class size: 12
Academic Courses offered: 101
AP Courses offered: 16
Graduation Requirements: 17 and 2/3 credits
Unique Programs: Gunnery LEADS, Gunn Scholar, Senior Seminar, Academic Merit Program
Faculty: 55 (32 men/23 women)
Advanced Degrees: 34 (62%)
Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
Location: Washington, CT (Litchfield County); in proximity to New York (90 miles), Hartford (41 miles) and Boston (142 miles)
Campus: 220 acres
Dorms: 10 (6 for boys/4 for girls)
Interscholastic sports: 15
Interscholastic Teams: 36
Clubs and Organizations: 21
Residential Assistants: 35
Tuition: $51,200 boarding / $38,500 day (2013-2014)
Financial Aid: Over $3.5 million in financial aid awarded each year to more than 45% of our student body
Endowment: $20 million
Founded: 1850 by Frederick W. Gunn
Colors: Red and Gray
Mascot: The Highlander
Motto: Vir bonus semper discipulus est - A good man (person) is always a student.